To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out pilot programs on furnishing case management services and assisted living to children of Vietnam veterans and certain Korea service veterans born with spina bifida and children of women Vietnam veterans born with certain birth defects, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Improving the Lives of Children with Spina Bifida Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. PILOT PROGRAM ON FURNISHING CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES TO CHILDREN OF VIETNAM VETERANS AND CERTAIN KOREA SERVICE VETERANS BORN WITH SPINA BIFIDA AND CHILDREN OF WOMEN VIETNAM VETERANS BORN WITH CERTAIN BIRTH DEFECTS.
(a) Pilot Program.--Commencing not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall carry out a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of furnishing to covered individuals case management services under a national contract with a third party entity. (b) Covered Individuals.--For purposes of this section, a covered individual is any individual who-- (1) is entitled to health care or other benefits under chapter 18 of title 38, United States Code; and (2) lives in a rural area and does not have access to case management services at the Department of Veterans Affairs or otherwise. (c) Duration.-- (1) In general.--Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the pilot program shall be carried out...